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Making Migration Safe for Women Program

Friday, July 30, 2021

This two-pager provides an overview of the Making Migration Safe for Women (MMS) program in Niger. The overarching goal of the program is to ensuring that migration is safe for women migrating from, into and through Niger and that international norms and standards for protecting and promoting migrant women’s rights are strengthened. The program will support the Nigerien government in strengthening its migration policies, laws and services to ensure they are gender-responsive, as well as...

Assessment of the Utilization of Dialogue and Mediation in the Response to the Farmer–Herder Conflict in Plateau and Kaduna States and the Role of Women in the Process.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Studies have been carried out to investigate the historical, security, political economy, environmental and humanitarian dimensions of the farmer–herder conflict, but very little attention has been paid to women’s participation in formal and informal mediation processes in the protracted conflict between farmers and herders. It is against this backdrop that this assessment seeks to fill this gap by providing on-the-ground evidence from Kaduna and Plateau States. Broadly speaking,...

Women’s Mediation Capacity in Nigeria: An Analytical Report onthe Gaps and Opportunitiesn the Process.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

In Nigeria, women remain drastically underrepresented in peace processes. This is not entirely due to lack of capacity, but also due to lack of power and access as patriarchy plays a key role in excluding women from formal and informal peace processes. The report is a situational analysis of the participation of women as mediators in conflict resolution in Nigeria. It presents an in-depth understanding of the gaps and challenges of women mediators in the specific context of each of the six...

Women's Land Rights and Tenure Security in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The UN Women Tanzania study involved desk review, key informant interviews with the government and CSOs, an analysis of the literature of relevant laws and policies on customary practices as well as a review of land governance and land administration practices in Tanzania was done in August 2017. The study also highlights recommendations to advance women's land rights and tenure security in the context of SDGs.

9 Advocacy Messages To Make The African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) Work For Women

Friday, July 2, 2021

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) an opportunity for growth and prosperity in Africa. However, because of pre-existing inequalities in African economies, the agreement’s benefits will not be distributed equally along gender lines. As the AfCFTA Secretariat is starting to draft a Women in Trade Protocol, it is important that women across the continent participate actively in the process to voice their views, interests, and needs. This advocacy brief highlights 9 important...

UN Women Kenya, 2020 Annual Report

Friday, July 2, 2021

UN Women Kenya Annual report aims to share the results and lessons learned for 2020.

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) Quarterly Newsletter

Friday, July 2, 2021

Women’s leadership and increased participation in decision-making will be a cornerstone to sustain democratic values and enhance crisis management. Bold and ambitious change is needed. The pandemic must not in any way hinder the bold action needed for addressing gender equality and action is needed right now. The pandemic should not be a deterrent for equality and for all types of women’s participation.

Infographic | Status of Women's rights in refugee and internal displacement setting in Africa: the context of AGA and APSA

Thursday, July 1, 2021

This continental study provides a contextual analysis of the forced displacement of women and girls in Africa based on first hand data from field visits made to the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. The analysis provides the key priority considerations for the realisation of durable solutions for refugees, IDPs and returnees in Africa and makes recommendations for actions by the AU, Member States and relevant stakeholders within the context of AGA and APSA.

SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard, assessment report and action plan

Thursday, July 1, 2021

The report provides an assessment of progress made by the 2019 UNCT in Ethiopia in mainstreaming gender in the UNDAF cycle of (2016-2020) and makes concrete recommendations on how the identified gaps can be improved.

Status of Women's rights in refugee and internal displacement setting in Africa: the context of AGA and APSA

Friday, June 18, 2021

This continental study provides a contextual analysis of the forced displacement of women and girls in Africa based on first hand data from field visits made to the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. The analysis provides the key priority considerations for the realisation of durable solutions for refugees, IDPs and returnees in Africa and makes recommendations for actions by the AU, Member States and relevant stakeholders within the context of AGA and APSA.

THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN PROMOTING GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN NIGERIA

Sunday, May 30, 2021

This brief presents emerging evidence on the role the private sector can play in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nigeria by highlighting the key measures companies can take to move beyond traditional corporate social responsibility to combine profits with gender progress. Realizing the growing need for gender equality is also germane to the survival and development of girls and the building of healthy communities, a healthy society, and a healthy nation. The economic...

FUND DESIGN: BUILDING FOR THE UNDERSERVED AFRICAN MARKET WITH A GENDER LENS

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

UN Women, Findev Canada and the African Fintech Advisory – Lelapa, facilitated in November 2019 a co-creation workshop bringing together investment officers from Development Finance Institutions and female Fund Managers from across Africa, specialized in financing women-led businesses. This report, which presents the results of the workshop, includes perspectives of both constituencies on blockages to make DFI finance flow to women SMEs in the continent, and identifies concrete proposals...

Enquete Rapide sur les Effets de la Covid 19

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Cette enquête est le fruit de la collaboration entre ONU-Femmes, le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme (HCDH) et l’UNICEF. L’enquête a bénéficié du financement de l’Union Européenne à travers le HCDH et de ONU Femmes à travers le projet Women Count Sénégal. Women Count est le programme mondial de statistiques genre d’ONU Femmes, visant à améliorer radicalement...

Women in climate resilient agriculture in West and Central Africa: Key results of UN Women’s flagship programme

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

This publication shows preliminary results and promising practices to support women’s economic empowerment and strengthen resilience in rural areas by promoting women’s access to land, finance, skills and technology for climate resilience and markets in West and Central Africa.

Women in politics: 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The IPU–UN Women “Women in politics: 2021” map presents global rankings for women in executive, government, and parliamentary positions as of 1 January 2021. The data shows all-time highs for the number of countries with women Heads of State or Heads of Government, as well as for the global share of women ministers.

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment by AU, UNECA and UN Women

Sunday, February 28, 2021

The newsletter aims to serve as an information-sharing platform to promote accelerated action for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (GEWE) in Africa. The newsletter features good practices, knowledge, and efforts by the AUC, ECA, and UN Women that help ensure Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women in Africa is sustained.

Report on the UN Women global response to COVID-19

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

This global report provides a synthesis of the work of UN Women during 2020 to ensure a gender-sensitive response to the COVID-19 pandemic in ending violence against women, economic empowerment, leadership, gender data, and humanitarian contexts.

UN Women West and Central Africa 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

Monday, February 1, 2021

Women’s empowerment and gender equality represent long-standing global challenges on which significant progress has been made over the past few decades, albeit slowly and sporadically; however, this progress continues to be undermined by institutionalized unequal gender power relations based on social norms and practices. In the light of the current state of the world, where systemic oppression, ongoing conflicts, climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and other epidemics...

UN Women Liberia Annual Report 2019

Friday, January 29, 2021

UN Women Liberia Annual Report for 2019 highlights the work that was accomplished by the country office in 2019 and documents success stories achieved by the organisation and its implementing partners. UN Women has worked strategically in Liberia since 2004 and its office in the country is one of the agency’s largest in West Africa. UN Women works closely with the Government of Liberia (GoL) through several line ministries that include the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social...

Representation of Persons with Disabilities in Ethiopian Labour Force: A Review of National Surveys on Disability Statistics

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

This assessment focuses on the representation of persons with disabilities in the workforce of Ethiopia with sex and age disaggregation. The study used all available data sources including national surveys and censuses undertaken by CSA and some administrative data. The report visualizes the available data, shows gaps and areas for improvement, and undergoing efforts to enhance disability statistics.

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